Welcome to McGovern School, the early childhood center for the Medway Public Schools, and home to our preschool, kindergarten and first grade students and their dedicated teachers. It is a huge responsibility to be the foundation of a young child’s educational experience and it is one that we embrace and take very seriously. We are, after all, the “I Can” school where we foster the belief that all students can achieve, can be a good citizen, can make friends, and can have fun all at the same time.
It is our desire to partner with you, the parents, and work together to offer an enriching educational and social experience for all. The basis of any good partnership is strong communication. We will communicate with you on a regular basis throughout the year via this website and also on teacher websites. Please check the main page of the McGovern website to review updates and reminders about our school under “News and Notes”, and take a look at your child’s teacher website on a regular basis. On the main page, on the right hand side, you can also access the school and district calendars to keep track of upcoming events. It is also recommended that you become familiar with the Student Handbook. For example, the Student Handbook provides many details such as the 2016-2017 calendar of school days, school hours, dismissal routines, and no-school day procedures. This year, we have once again included a Frequently Asked Question section in anticipation of some concerns that have been raised in the past. We will also use Blackboard Connect when it is imperative that information is delivered to all families in a timely fashion.
The McGovern School Drop Off and Pick Up routines will be sent home on the first day of school and are also posted under quick links. For safety reasons, it is very important that these procedures are followed. This year, we have asked that preschool parents do not get in line until after 8:45 in the morning as K and grade 1 students are being dropped off until that time. Similarly, at the end of the day, grade one and K parents are asked to wait until 2:45 to "line up" so preschool dismissal can be completed smoothly. We appreciate you spending time becoming familiar with these routines and following the established procedures.
The first Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the McGovern library. This is a fabulous way to become informed and involved with your child's school and we look forward to seeing you at this kick-off meeting. The evening begins with a casual meet and greet social and both Mrs. Luizzi and I will be present.